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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

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Graphic design workshop 

Graphic design workshop

Saturday 27 July

Be inspired by the Museum’s collection and then use professional software to create your own piece of graphic art..


July 2014

Sunday 27 July